and these were the one who is started the uprising. so to as this has gone into its month, the uprising is morphing, it's changing, and it's impossible for it not to if you consider the amount, the incredible atrocities that have been committed over the past year and a half. that is going to warp syrian society. it has. and, you know, bob brought up earlier the sectarian element. you know, one scenario could be bashar al assad's sect, there could be none of his people left in that country when the dust finally settles, when this is all done. >> is this just inevitable, bob? i mean, insurgencies, opposition movements, that more radical elements come forward? because some are saying had the u.s. gotten involved or -- >> no. >> -- nato had gotten involved -- >> i don't think we could have ever gotten involved at the beginning. we didn't have any appetite for it. we didn't know what sides were fighting. the point is bashar al assad brought this on by turning the tanks loose on population centers. he asked for it. this started out as a fairly benign movement, almost, you know, the incipient democracy, and he opened up with the artillery.